Manik is a professional wrestling gimmick, currently used by T.J. Perkins. Known originally as Suicide, he first appeared as a fictional character from TNA Impact! the video game. In December 2008, the Suicide character was introduced on television as a real-life wrestler in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Though having been primarily portrayed by Frankie Kazarian, Christopher Daniels took up the mantle for a time in early 2009 and went on to win the X Division Championship. In June 2010 Kiyoshi became the third man to use the gimmick. In October 2010 the gimmick was dropped, but made a brief return in January 2011, once again being portrayed by Christopher Daniels before being dropped once again in April 2011. Suicide returned to television in May 2013 portrayed by T.J. Perkins. Austin Aries wrestled under the Suicide gimmick for one day and won the TNA X Division Championship on the episode of Impact Wrestling which aired on June 27, 2013. Suicide was "revealed" to be TJ Perkins on the June 30, 2013 episode of Impact Wrestling, and was changed to Manik on the July 4, 2013 episode.
Famous quotes containing the word suicide:
“Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.”
—Thomas Henry Huxley (182595)